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Sanctuary Schemes

Requested on
Tue 22nd July, 2014
Reference
FOI 4711
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we request that you provide us with the following information:

1. The number of households which are or were part of a sanctuary scheme, enabling households at risk of violence to remain safely in their own homes, in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

2. The number of new individuals added to a sanctuary scheme in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

3. The total amount of local authority funding spent on supporting sanctuary schemes in your local authority in each of the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

4. Both:

a. The average amount of local authority funding spent on adaptations in households which were added to a sanctuary scheme in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

b. The range (i.e. the highest and lowest sums) of local authority funding spent on adaptations in households which were added to a sanctuary scheme in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

5. The number of households in your local authority which are currently part of a sanctuary scheme and which are also affected by the under-occupancy changes to
Housing Benefit introduced on 1 April 2013 (commonly referred to as the “Bedroom
Tax” or “spare room subsidy”); and:

a. The average loss expected per week to households in that group due to the operation of the “Bedroom Tax”.

b. The number of households in that group which are currently receiving discretionary housing payments.

6. Non-identifying general information about the composition of households in your local authority which are or were part of a sanctuary scheme by gender and by single parent status in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Answer

1.   The number of households which are or were part of a sanctuary scheme, enabling households at risk of violence to remain safely in their own homes, in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
No households had a full sanctuary room in these years, however increased home security was provided under this scheme:
2011/12 - 31
2012/2013 - 62
2013/2014 - 59

2.   The number of new individuals added to a sanctuary scheme in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
As number 1

3.   The total amount of local authority funding spent on supporting sanctuary schemes in your local authority in each of the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
N/A The fund is administered by the council; however funding is provided through the domestic abuse forum, not the council. 

4.   Both:

a.  The average amount of local authority funding spent on adaptations in households which were added to a sanctuary scheme in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
N/A As question 3

b. The range (i.e. the highest and lowest sums) of local authority funding spent on adaptations in households which were added to a sanctuary scheme in your local authority in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
N/A As question 3

5.   The number of households in your local authority which are currently part of a sanctuary scheme and which are also affected by the under-occupancy changes to
Housing Benefit introduced on 1 April 2013 (commonly referred to as the “Bedroom
Tax” or “spare room subsidy”); and: This information is not held as the sanctuary scheme does not collect this information. The scheme is open to all residents of Charnwood that have been a victim of domestic abuse

a. The average loss expected per week to households in that group due to the operation of the “Bedroom Tax”. Information not held

b. The number of households in that group which are currently receiving discretionary housing payments.  Information not held

6.   Non-identifying general information about the composition of households in your local authority which are or were part of a sanctuary scheme by gender and by single parent status in the following financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
All cases listed in Q1 were for Women with the exception of one case in 2012/13 which relates to a Man. 

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